Stories tagged: "abortion rights"

Republican candidate for U.S. House of Representatives Bo Hines, of North Carolina, speaks to the crowd before former President Donald Trump takes the stage at a rally Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Here’s Where the 14 NC Republicans Running for Congress Stand on Abortion

Several GOP candidates have been obscuring or hiding their position on abortion rights in recent weeks. So we’ve pulled together a race-by-race breakdown on where they stand. 

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., listens during a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Mariam Zuhaib)
Here’s How Republicans’ Nationwide Abortion Ban Would Affect North Carolina 

Five North Carolina reps, including U.S. Senate candidate Ted Budd, cosponsored national abortion ban legislation.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Ted Budd, left, of North Carolina, reacts as he takes the stage with former President Donald Trump, who endorsed him, during a rally, Saturday, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)
Ted Budd Co-Sponsors Bill That Would Ban Abortions Nationwide

The bill has no chance of becoming law under this Congress, but with the election near, it highlights the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats on abortion rights.

Most voters are unaware of it, but abortion rights in NC and across the country could be one election away from falling.
A Look at How the GOP Candidates for the N.C. Supreme Court Might Vote in Abortion Cases

The state Supreme Court might be the last stand for abortion rights, and there’s a lot at stake in this fall’s election of two seats that have not attracted much attention from the public. 

State Sen. Chuck Edwards, the GOP candidate who ousted Madison Cawthorn in this year's primary for U.S. House District 11. (Image via Edwards' campaign page)
5 Things About Chuck Edwards, the Republican Who Beat Madison Cawthorn in the GOP Primary

Edwards blocked Medicaid expansion for years, opposed abortion rights, authored anti-immigrant bills, and flexed on local governments.

NC Attorney General Josh Stein, US Rep. Deborah Ross, Dr. Erica Pettigrew, a family practitioner, and NC Rep. Rosa Gill at a news conference last week. Pettigrew said her new pregnant patients were hesitant say they were considering abortions. (Photo by Michael McElroy/Cardinal & Pine)
Facing a ‘Frightening Moment’ for Abortion Rights in NC, Supporters Say Go to the Polls This Fall

'Republican leaders in the General Assembly are scheming to turn the clock back 50 years,' Rep. Deborah Ross said last week.

North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signs an executive order designed to protect abortion rights in the state at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, N.C. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. The order in part prevents the extradition of a woman who receives an abortion in North Carolina but may live in another state where the procedure is barred. (AP Photo/Gary D. Robertson).
Gov. Cooper Signs Executive Order Bolstering Abortion Access in North Carolina

But he warned that his ability to veto any anti-abortion laws pushed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly was at risk in the November elections.